b. 1630 d. March 6, 1685
|married: February 10. 1652|
John 1652 - 1726
Elizabeth 1655 - ? (married Deacon Nathanial White)
Sarah 1657 - 1723 (married Israel Wilcox 1678)
Thomas 1659 - 1659
Hannah 1661 - 1661
Mary 1663 - ? (married (1)John Whitmore, (2) Obidiah Allen)
Abigail 1666 - ? (married Edward Shepard)
William 1668 - ? (mariied (1) Christian Mould, (2) Elizabeth Whitmore (Clark)
Nathanial 1673 - ? (married Esther Ranney 1697)
Rachel 1674 - ? (married (1) John Spinning, (2) Thomas Hall)
Hannah 1675 - ? (married Samuel Dod of Guilford)
John Savage was born in 1630 in Beeston, Cheshire, England
John Savage was an original settler of Middletown Upper Houses (later named Cromwell) Connecticut. His name is seventh on list of members who organized the First Congregational Church of Middletown. He held the military rank of Sergeant.
Generally the settlers began with 5-acres house lots, with larger outlying tracts granted to them in subsequent land divisions. Many of the 23 first settler heads of household were among the first settler families of Hartford, and some had been among the early inhabitants of Wethersfield. Three had spent nearly a decade in Rowley, Mass. One was from Concord, Mass
On an early map of the Upper Houses his property is shown as being on the south side of South Street, where it meets River Road, which at that time was the main road to Middletown. He owned just over 1200 acres. He died Mar. 6, 1684 and is buried in the old cemetery (also known as the Riverside cemetery) lying next to the Connecicut River. Apparently, of all the founders, only Nathanial White and David Sage have headstones that can be found.
On his will dated Nov. 22, 1684, he signed his name John Savidg
The CromwellButler's are related to at least four of John and Elizabeth's children as shown in the following chart.